Cardiology Referrals

To refer to CHOC Specialists Cardiology:

View Referral Guidelines

Refer to the
CHOC Heart Institute


We’ve developed these referral guidelines to guide you through the process of referring to CHOC Specialists Cardiology.  Please follow the instructions provided in the guidelines to ensure qualification and appropriate process in referring your patient.

The CHOC Heart Institute, along with CHOC Specialists Cardiology, offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for an entire spectrum of pediatric cardiac conditions.

What We Treat

Our nationally recognized cardiac experts were trained at some of the top programs in the country. They exclusively evaluate and treat all types of heart and vascular problems, including:

  • All types of congenital heart defects, from atrial septal defects to single ventricle defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Acquired heart disease, including Kawasaki disease and cardiomyopathy.

Our Services

We are the only Orange County facility to perform neonatal and pediatric open-heart surgery and cardiac catheterization. We proudly offer one of the only dedicated pediatric electrophysiology programs in the region and a dedicated Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) with the most advanced bedside monitoring equipment available. Our services include:

  • Heart surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Arrhythmia device monitoring
  • Lipid management
  • Extracorporeal life support
  • Cardiodiagnostics
  • Sports cardiology
  • Cardiovascular intensive care.

Specialty Care Physician Concierge Service

To connect with a physician concierge representative, call 714-509-4013, or pingmd@cs concierge.
Our physician concierge service expedites provider-to-provider* communication with CHOC specialists.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Also assists with:

  • Urgent patient referrals requiring provider-to-provider communication
  • Access issues for urgent appointments
  • Scheduling concerns or inquiries
  • Access to specialists, “doctor of the day” or specialty division staff

For all other questions regarding referrals, please contact Physician Relations at 714-509-4291.

* Medical providers only, as clinical information will be discussed.